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Roger Maris 1961 - 61st Home Run as Called by Red Barber, WPIX-TV, 10/1/1961

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Published on Jun 3, 2011

YanksAtShea proudly presents a genuine rarity; a restored clip of Roger Maris' Legendary 61st Home Run as called by Red Barber and aired over WPIX-TV. October 1, 2011 was the 50th anniversary of this marvelous moment. We must warn you the biggest disappointment is Red's call. Barber was perhaps the finest RADIO baseball sportscaster ever; but NOT the finest TV sportscaster. His call of a truly GREAT sports moment is mediocre at best and third rate at its worst...it's as if he didn't care especially compared to Phil Rizzuto's radio call. Who cares about someone winning $5,000; Maris, against all odds (and against Mickey Mantle), just set the single season home run record. Oh well, at least the video looks terrific. Enjoy with our compliments and visit our YanksAtShea page here at YouTube and at Facebook.

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